In early 2021, Mortenson commenced construction on the San Carlos Apache Healthcare Corporation's (SCAHC) IT and Supply Chain support facility, signifying a significant milestone in the organization's expansion. This site is 46,000 square feet and will house both the Information Technology (IT) staff and the Supply Chain (Warehouse) staff while increasing the storage space for current and future service lines at SCAHC.
Since 2015, SCAHC has been experiencing continuous growth and both IT and Supply Chain serve vital roles in the healthcare industry. A glimpse of IT’s role in healthcare includes the usage of technology to store, assess, and distribute patient-related data and ultimately enhance the overall health of population by improving the quality-of-care patients receive. Supply Chain works to reduce costs, increase supply chain efficiency, and build greater agility and resilience into the healthcare value chain. To be able to store and distribute from a centralized nearby location is beneficial for the hospital as it allows more supplies to be available when needed. This new build positions SCAHC to effectively plan and serve the growing facility of SCAHC and future expansions.
To bridge our communities SCAHC requested that 10% of the project workforce be from the tribe. Mortenson closely partnered with the San Carlos Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO) to ensure that Apache’s were given the opportunity to participate in building the facility with us. Over 75 tribe members attended a job fair Mortenson hosted and the project gained great momentum as 25% of the craft were from the Apache community.
The extraordinary collaboration between Mortenson, SCAHC, and SCAT is a prime example of how Mortenson embraces the community and builds for the greater good.
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